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  • THE GALLERY


    The new Los Angeles gallery opened in December 2018 in central Los Angeles near LA’s Museum Row on Miracle Mile, one block from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This is the gallery’s third international space along with Galerie XII Paris, founded by Valerie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing in 2007, and Shanghai opened in 2017.


    The gallery’s programming aims to exhibit a growing roster of emerging and established photographic artists who have not previously been exhibited on the West Coast. The curatorial selection draws from an existing group of artists previously exhibited in Paris, as well as bringing the work of progressive, new creators to the Los Angeles community through focused solo shows and challenging thematic group exhibitions


    SERVICES

    The works exhibited at the Gallery are original prints, editioned and signed by the Artist. In some cases, we can provide open edition prints at attractive prices for interior designers upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

    FRAMING / SHIPPING

    There is no frame than can be used for all works. We do not offer standard framing. We do work with a number of framing companies and can offer advice on the frame that would best fit the print you wish to acquire. Works can be delivered upon request.
       

    COMPANIES – TAXES

    Please bear in mind that most of the prints we offer are considered as Works of Art by Tax authorities. In most countries, acquisitions can be deducted from revenues.
    We will provide the relevant information depending on your country.

    TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

    We have a few mounted exhibitions that can travel. Please contact us for more information.

    MORE ABOUT PRINTS

    Over the past few years, photographs have entered museums and some prints have now reached considerable prices.
    Nevertheless, contrarily to paintings, photographs are not unique since it is possible to make several prints from the same negative. The price of a photo will therefore be in function of the quality and the rarity of it. And of course, in function of the picture itself, what it represents. Here is some information about the prints we sell.
    Original print
    It is a print made from the original negative by the photographer or under his supervision. These are prints that do have value on the market. Such prints are stamped and signed by the Photographer. In the case of limited editions, each print is numbered by the Photographer.
    Limited edition
    The photographer commits himself not to make more prints than previously agreed. Prints are numbered. Near the end of a limited edition, the prints get rarer thus more expensive. The Photographer and the Galerie guarantee that no more prints will be made.
    Artists prints
    Prints made by the artist, not numbered. The number of these prints is limited, usually to two. They are reserved for the Artist and his family or close friends. Once the edition is sold out, the Photographer may put his Artist Prints on the market.
    Vintage or contemporary prints
    Print contemporary of the photographic session, made or not by the artist. The term vintage applies mostly for prints from 1920 to 1970.
    Exhibition print
    The print was made for an exhibition.
    Paper – process
    Each Photographer has his own views and practices in terms of prints. The technique used is specified below each image.
    The most popular are:
        Silver gelatin. This is the traditional way to print B&W photographs.
        C-print (or chromogenic print) is made on negative-type color photographic paper.
        Inkjet / Giclée / Digigraphie/ Archival pigment ink:
    Those new printing techniques appeared in the 1990s. Most contemporary artists favor them. The technical quality of prints is excellent and duration has been certified by independent Labs.